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Dontay Williams

Dontay Williams

CEO for The Confess Project

Dontay Williams is a native of Philadelphia PA. He is recognized as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of GA and is a doctoral candidate at Mercer University. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta GA. His expertise includes certification as an Anger Management Specialist recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors and training in topics of Spiritual Integration.

He has had the pleasure of working with both faith-based and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities as well as various federal agencies. Through such involvements he has provided counseling services, crisis intervention, trauma recovery, research, career readiness training, and leadership development. His most recent venture has led him to the role of CEO for The Confess Project which is the first mental health movement that trains barbers to be mental health advocates and is recognized for its commitment to building a culture of mental health for Black boys, men, and their families.

Mr. Williams believes “The call to service is one which requires remarkable strength and equally important a spirit of humility. I believe one must possess the strength that allows the courage to sit within the alarming moments of another. Likewise, one must be humble enough to recognize their powerlessness to bring about change yet encouraged by his/her ability to facilitate it.”

Episode 108: The Confess Project: A Network for Mental Health Care in African-American Communities